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December 23, 1939


JAMA. 1939;113(26):2325-2328. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800510046015

THE SMALL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AS A TEACHING HOSPITAL  J. T. MORRISON, M.D. NEW YORKWhy cannot a fifty-bed community hospital render a service on the firing line, as it were, of medical practice such as is rendered by a teaching hospital? The consensus is that a teaching hospital is a hospital organized for the purpose of undergraduate teaching and intern training and attached to, or administered by, a medical school. Such a hospital is thoroughly organized into medical and administrative departments, each with its own chief who directs its efforts, supervises its work and inspires its teaching activities. The staff at such a hospital naturally gives attention to the detail of clinical records in order to develop a basis for medical literature, establishes a minimum standard of diagnostic procedure as a guide for those ministering to patients, makes detailed laboratory and x-ray studies of each patient to support the clinical

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